When you hear somebody mention Atlantic City, your first thought is casinos and gambling, but that isn’t all that this East Coast city is about. Granted, casinos, gambling, and tourist industry are the big money makers, but there is also ta coastal wind farm, first of its kind found here the Jersey-Atlantic Wind Farm. And with that comes other businesses springing from it in several ways.
But we do have to give credit where credit is due, and that is the convention and tourism industry. When the economy here fell, it was those industries that rebuilt Atlantic City in the 1980s and the 1990s. This has left 13 casinos and hotels known for their gambling atmosphere which is still bringing in the money for this old town.
And you can’t forget about the beaches and boardwalk which are part of Atlantic City’s fame. Each year these settings bring as many as five thousand conventions, meetings, and trade shows.
Where else does Atlantic City get its economic development other than the casinos? Well, the city and state government officials are constantly working on diversifying the city. They have brought in more museums and themed restaurants; the real estate and retail business are beginning to boom, and there is plenty of recreation activities and a minor league baseball team.